DJLeonardo has been living in the Bay Area since 1984, when He came to this country from Guatemala. He was already into the DJ environment from going to different parties and school dances over there.
He always had an interest in becoming a DJ but had no skills or any idea where to start; so He started going to different clubs in San Francisco and in San Jose, to see how DJ's @ that time will mix and spin, some of those DJS were Cameron Paul, DJ Freddy, DJEclipse 1 and started getting tips from them, by 1988 He got interested in becoming one. He started by joining DJ Chaps, They started using turntables and mixing Freestyle Music, They started doing house parties and friends gigs. By the end of the 80's DJLeonardo had an idea of what djing was all about. In 1997 partner DJWill and Him decided to start their mobile DJ services. They decided to call it "Sonido Tropical" which means Tropical Sound and it has grown due to the amount of responsibility and enthusiasm shown with clients.
DJLeonardo is the Productions Director & DJ of Sonido Tropical Productions, his resume includes appearances at various clubs and multiple events throughout the Bay Area:
Roccapulco Super Club, San Francisco, CA, Sound Factory, San Francisco, CA, Club El Rincon, San Francisco, CA, RIO-SF, San Francisco, CA, Club Whispers, San Francisco CA, San Francisco Carnaval, San Francisco CA · Festival 5 de Mayo, Oakland, CA · Rouge Club, San Francisco CA · Bamboo Lounge, San Jose CA · Supper Club Caribbean Gardens, · Club Monaco, Sunnyvale, CA, · Club Bas, San Francisco, · Club Six, San Francisco, · San Francisco Carnaval, · Club Edge (formerly Icon), Sunnyvale, CA · Caribbean Gardens, Burlingame, CA · 1st San Francisco Salsa Congress, Burlingame, · Roccapulco, San Francisco, CA · Hotel Ibiza, Oakland, CA · Club Azucar @ Forum, Sunnyvale, CA · Centro Social Obrero, San Francisco, CA · ParkSide Café, San Francisco, CA · Club El Valenciano, San Francisco, CA · Club Fuel, San Jose, CA · San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA · Club Max inside the DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose, CA
DJLeonardo has dj between sets with various Bay Area Bands: · Pepe y su Orquesta Peru · Julio Bravo y su Orquesta · The Kool Kats · Ricardo Lemvo y su Maquina Loca · Charanga 9 · Tumba Son · Manuel Romero · Orquesta Borinquen · Orquesta Adelante · Edgardo & Candela · Mambo Combo · Orquesta Kache
DJLeonardo has also worked with different DJ's from the Bay Area as well; some of them include: * DJTony "O" from I Productions, DJOscar, from I Productions DJEveret "El Suavecito" ,DJJoanCarlo, DJNica, DJMas ,Mauricio Salazar from "Sonido Mas" ,STJohn from Wild 94.9, Jose Melendez from Wild 94.9, DJJoe Feliciano, Mike Marvel from Plush Events DJVixxx, from SBC DJS, DJLuis El Caballero, from Tropicalisimo Record Pool DJ Jay Plus from Plush Events, DJErick Dembow, DJTabz and DJSway. Also DJLeonardo has worked in many radio shows and radio stations from Radio Unica La Grande 1010.
DJLeonardo enjoys spinning Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Latin Pop, Rock en Español, MerenHouse, Bachata & Reggaeton. His DJ goal include owning his own recording studio to give opportunities to upcoming djs.